designDATA ranked #64 Worldwide - Technology Managed Services Provider Top 501 list.Print


designDATA recognized in the 8th Annual Report of the World’s Top 501 Managed Service Providers (MSPs).

Washington, DC - March 27, 2015: designDATA has surfaced once again on Penton Technology’s eighth-annual MSPmentor 501 Global Edition, a distinguished report identifying the world’s top 501 managed service providers (MSPs).

designDATA ranks #64 of 501 worldwide, and ranks #54 in North American rankings.

The complete 501 list is currently available on the MSPmentor website (

“It’s a tremendous honor to once again be recognized by MSPMentor,” said Matt Ruck, Vice President of designDATA. “When my father, President, Dennis Ruck, began to build designDATA, his main objective was to help businesses manage technology; which is critical to success, but not their core compentency.  Being recognized as a top managed service provider not only means we are excellent at what we do, but that we are successful as a team in keeping true to our goal.”

The MSPmentor 501 report is based on data from MSPmentor’s global online survey, conducted December 2014 through January 2015. The MSPmentor 501 report recognizes top managed service providers based on a range of metrics, including annual managed services revenue growth, managed services offered and customer devices managed.

"We want to congratulate designDATA and look forward to covering their growth strategies in the year ahead," said Marcia Parker, Executive Director, Penton Technology Group.

designDATA is a leader in the Managed Services practice, which provides high quality infrastructure management, end user support, outstanding IT consultancy services and data center solutions to mid-sized organizations. Delivering unmatched value to today’s information worker, designDATA offers Fortune 500 grade resources paired with a  highly experienced and certified staff. With more than 35 years of managed services and consulting experience across multiple industries and technical competencies; designDATA helps organizations keep their technology operations current, sustainable, and well-positioned for growth.

designDATA’s inclusion on the MSP 501 list comes on the heels of landing on the CRN MSP 500 – Elite 150 Service Provider List.   The Elite 150 list highlights the top 150 Managed Services Providers, as ranked by CRN.

This year the top MSPmentor 501 companies recorded higher recurring revenues than ever before. Combined, the total annual recurring revenues for all of MSPmentor 501 2015 companies reached a record high of $3.95 billion in 2014, up 26.5% year over year.
This annual global ranking as one of the world's top 501 managed services providers directly reflects designDATA’s expertise in supporting associations and nonprofits in the Washington, DC and Charlotte, NC region.  Through new partnerships and expanded services, designDATA continues to be the thought leader in proving managed services can move far beyond helpdesk services and data centers.

"Thank you to all the companies who participated in this year's MSPmentor 501 survey, and congratulations to the companies that ranked on our 501 list, our regional lists and our Small Business list," said Jessica Davis, Editor in Chief of MSPmentor and Executive Editor at Penton Technology. "Your participation enables us to continue to provide you with high quality information about the most successful business models, pricing, vertical markets and other approaches to running your businesses in 2015 and beyond."

About designDATA
Since 1979, designDATA has proudly served the association and non-profit communities, as well as local businesses. As a SOC1 SSAE16 audited company, designDATA clients enjoy complete end-to-end management of technology functions ranging from end-user helpdesk services, training, systems administration, 24/7 monitoring, high availability server hosting services, fiber optic connectivity, and technology consulting.

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